Culturally Responsive Strategies for Supporting African-American Foster or System Involved Youth and Families
Time & Location
About the Event
African-American Foster and/or System Involved Youth who live in out of home care not only bear the burden of their difficult familial circumstances, but they also experience the weight of being subjected to cultural biases that existed long before they entered this world. In this interactive training, participants will examine, discuss, and challenge issues related to cultural differences; consider the difference between being culturally sensitive and culturally responsive; learn tools that will help them care for themselves as they continue this process; and explore ways to abandon thoughts and actions that interfere with endeavors to provide supportive care and reach positive outcomes for Foster and/or System Involved Youth.
- Participants will learn the difference between cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, and cultural responsiveness
- Participants will understand the importance of self-reflection in caregiving to abandon thoughts and actions that interfere with endeavors to provide support to “foster youth” or “system involved youth”
- Participants will learn 3 strategies as they commit to the task of dismantling microaggressions
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Welcome, Housekeeping, Agenda Review, Create Supportive Learning Environment
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Group Activity – Exploring the difference between Cultural competency, sensitivity, & responsiveness
10:30 am -10:45 am BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
10:45 am - 12:00 pm How Micro aggressions show their ugly head in our work with African American, Foster or System Involved Youth
12:00 pm -1:00 pm LUNCH (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Group Activity: Fostering Self-Awareness around the use of language
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Group Activity: How to Take Care of Ourselves while supporting youth to avoid burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Debrief, Written Evaluation, Close
Meet Our Trainers
Waynette Brock has lead peer teams focusing on high risk individuals and underserved populations such as those that are incarcerated, individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and those with life threatening illnesses, as well as anyone who wants to make positive life changes. Waynette lives in Northern California and is the National Trainer for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
This course meets the qualifications for (6.0) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.